Review #1601 – Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof Gooses Lightning Selection

The Schtick: This is a single barrel selection from Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof collection named Goose’s Lightning, selected by Bourbon Pursuit. Barrelhouse 46, T2, 4th Floor. This is a 5yr, distilled on Aug 12, 2014 and aged on Rick L2-Tier3. It’s been a while since I’ve had one of these, and I’m typically a fan, so I’m looking forward to diving into this. Let’s do it.


Review #1601 | Bourbon Review #682

Distiller: Jack Daniels

Bottler: Jack Daniels

Brand: Jack Daniels

Selection: Bourbon Pursuit

ABV: 66.15% ABV

Age: NAS


Nose: Pungent toffee, caramel, banana bread, sourdough. Pepper, lots of nice oak and some really great dessert notes almost akin to waffle cone.

Taste: Whew baby. Tons of caramel and toffee here, with some oak. Fresh banana, a huge hit of cocoa and nice pepper. Some berry. If you told me this was a strawberry banana milkshake with some Hershey’s, I’d probably believe you. Syrupy mouth feel, but paired with some fairly intense ethanol.

Finish: Long, sweet and peppery. More fruit, more cocoa, more oak. Mmmm.

Overall: These Jack Daniel’s are super sleepers and it amazes me, even still, how many people are ignoring them. Every self titled proof whore in the community should just be absolutely jumping over these, yet they’re sitting at home moaning they can’t get more Stagg Jr. This is the real deal, and you feel every note with bonkers intensity. These are the future, and the future is here.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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